Running Out of Time (Paperback)
|Author: Margaret Peterson/ Haddix Haddix|
|When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1995 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and its up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children. When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1996 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and its up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children *Author: Haddix, Margaret Peterson/ Haddix, Margaret Peterson (NA)/ Craig, Dan (ILT) *Publication Date: 1997/02/01 *Number of Pages: 184 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75|
From the Publisher:
Run For Your Life
Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840 -- or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret -- it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help.
But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?
This YA thriller was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Clifton is an 1840 pioneer village. The village doctor used to have special pills that would cure any illness. But those pills are all gone now, and Clifton is suffering from a diptheria epidemic. Mrs. Keyser, the midwife, tells her daughter, 13-year-old Jessie, a shocking truth about Clifton, and sends her for help outside of the village, into a world full of amazing things and unknown dangers.